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of Goodalls.          She will make an average
actress, that s all.  Was applauded and her
songs encored.       She played in the concluding
piece also, before the conclusion of which we
left, having sat during the last half-hour on
a perfect hurricane of pea nuts.       It is
a coarse ambition the desire for such applause as
the gross breath of a theatre audience.    To be
canvassed and criticized, your name handled as
a Mob s plaything,   bah!   But the wilful
little fool is well fitted for the career she hath
embarked in.   All the stage bickerings, and 
bustle, new faces &c will she plunge into with
fitting avidity .    After all the alloy out balances
by far the sterling metal in her composition.
  12.  Thursday.  Wrote for Strong &c    Took it
down, called at Reveille Office, Lockington s,
and having heard that Richardson had returned
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page thirty-one
Description:Describes attending Goodall's benefit theater performance.
Subject:Actors; Goodall; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Lockington; Richardson; Strong, Thomas; Theater
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.